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Jefferson Health Hack Seeking Innovation in Wearables, Remote Medicine, and Medicinal Cannabis: Technical.ly

The Jefferson Health Hack, Nov. 2-4, is seeking innovators to disrupt the status quo in wearables, remote medicine and medicinal cannabis and hemp, Technical.ly Philly reported Oct. 18. The winning teams will receive $5,000 each.
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Community and Trauma Counseling Professor on Trauma, Memory and Healing After Kavanaugh Hearing: Radio Times

In a Radio Times interview, Astra Czerny, PhD, assistant professor of Community and Trauma Counseling, discussed issues of trauma, memory and healing in the aftermath of the recent Senate hearing with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. You can listen …

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Medical Cannabis and Hemp Entrepreneurs Vied for Cannavation Prizes: 6ABC, KYW Newsradio

Medical cannabis and industrial hemp entrepreneurs vied for the $10,000 prize at Jefferson JAZ Tank CannaVATION business pitch event Oct. 3, reported KYW Newsradio and 6ABC.
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Jefferson CannaVATION and Research Initiatives Making the Region A Leader in Medical Marijuana: NBC10

Jefferson initiatives, such as this week’s CannaVATION business pitch competition and the mmj.org research database, are helping to make the region a leader in the fast-growing medical marijuana industry, NBC10 reported Oct. 5. The article quotes Rose Ritts, Jefferson executive vice …

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DesignPhiladelphia Features Social Impact-Themed Events at Jefferson: Generocity

The DesignPhiladelphia festival includes a number of social impact-themed events, some of them at Jefferson, Generocity reported. These include an art therapy introduction workshop in East Falls and a Health Design Lab open house at the Vault on 925 Chestnut St., …

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Lambert Center Director Says Lack of Research on Medical Marijuana to Treat Pain: WHYY

Charles Pollack, MD, director of The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Marijuana and Hemp, said due to federal restrictions, there is no research that shows marijuana can definitely work to reduce pain, although the potential is there, WHYY reported …

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Jefferson to Host Medical Marijuana, Hemp Pitch Competition: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jefferson will host the JAZ Tank CannaVATION business pitch competition for medical marijuana and industrial hemp entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Oct. 3, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in a Sept. 30 story on the returns and risk of investing in marijuana stocks …

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Winning Nexus Maximus Project Would Help Fight Hunger: Technical.ly Philly

This year’s winning Nexus Maximus project was Fresh Express, a program that would help distribute leftover food from farms and groceries to Philadelphia’s food deserts, Technical.ly Philly reported Sept. 27. Some 220 students from Jefferson  and its international and U.S. …

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Opening the Healthcare Pipeline for Every Student in Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pipeline programs encourage a broader range of students to pursue careers in the health sciences and better reflect the diversity of Philadelphia, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer commentary by Drew Harris, assistant professor in the Jefferson College of Population Health, …

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Community and Trauma Counseling Professor On Why Sexual Assault Victims Don’t Step Forward: KYW Newsradio

Astra Czerny, assistant professor of Community and Trauma Counseling, discussed some of the reasons why victims of sexual assault may not step forward, KYW Newsradio reported Sept. 25. The issue has been in the news in light of the allegations …

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